Accepted, Wait-Listed, Declined Admissions: A Round Up of Our Posts

Here’s a round-up of our some of most popular posts on selecting a school if your child is admitted, what to do if you child is wait-listed, being denied admission and hiring an educational consultant to help get your child off the wait-list. Please note that Porcha Dodson, Beyond The Brochure co-author tells us that schools only use email to send good news acceptance letters or wait-list letters. Most schools don’t send declined admission emails, but prefer to send letters by regular mail.

Waiting For Admissions Letters by Jenny Heitz

Good News: How To Choose

0/X: What’s Next When You Don’t Get In?

Confronting Rejection: When Your All Isn’t Enough

Tips For If Your Child Is Wait-Listed

Hiring An Educational Consultant To Go From Wait-Listed To Accepted

Choosing A School: Every School Tells A Story Part 1

Choosing A School: Every School Tells A Story Part 2 by Jenny Heitz

Wait-listed at Wildwood by Samantha Goodman

 

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Los Angeles Private Elementary School Tuition: A List (Part 2)

We recently posted a list of L.A. private school tuitions that quickly became our most popular post. Here’s Part 2 of the list. Part 3 will be a list of Pasadena school tuitions (coming soon!).

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Blue Oak Creative Schoolhouse: $14,340 (Transitional K and K)

Echo Horizon: $22,500

Good Shepard: $7,250

The Oaks: $18,590

Laurel Hall: $9,620

Lycee International of Los Angeles (LILA): $13,990

Le Lycee Francaise: $15,100 (K) and $18,100 (grades 2-5)

New Roads Elementary: $24,440

Sierra Canyon Elementary: $22,550

St. Francis de Sales: $8,250 per year (non-parishioner family) and $6,690 (Parishioner family)

Stephen S. Wise: $22,080

Seven Arrows: $25,800

St. Matthews Episcopal School: $22,950

St. James Episcopal School: $18,650

Turning Point: $26,120

Westside Neighborhood School: $21,100

Westside Waldorf: $19,331

Wesley: $19,710

 

If you would like to add a school that’s not on our list, please leave a comment!

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Wordless Weekend: Out and About in L.A.

With Robinne Lee, co-star of the romantic comedy, "Miss Dial" at L.A. screening
With my friend, Robinne Lee, co-star of the romantic comedy, “Miss Dial” at L.A. screening. Super-fun movie with Gabrielle Union and Sam Jaeger, available 3/12 on iTunes and Netflix. Robinne’s kids attend a westside private school.
Porcha Dodson and Christina Simon at Project Knapsack's backpack stuffing event at California Pizza Kitchen this morning. Project Knapsack, founded by Porcha, delivers school supplies to children in Africa
Porcha Dodson and Christina Simon at Project Knapsack’s backpack stuffing event at California Pizza Kitchen this morning. Project Knapsack, founded by Porcha, delivers school supplies to children in Africa
The knapsacks filled with pencils, dictionaries, composition books and more!
The knapsacks filled with pencils, dictionaries, composition books and more!
Christina's daughter writing a pen pal letter to a friend in Africa at Project Knapsack event at CPK.
Christina’s daughter writing a pen pal letter to a friend in Africa at Project Knapsack event at CPK

www.projectknapsack.org

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Los Angeles Private School Tuition: A List

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* Here’s an updated tuition list for 2015-16

 

You’re right. L.A. private school tuition isn’t cheap. And, tuition doesn’t even cover the full cost of educating a child at a private school. So, in addition to writing the big check, a parent can expect to contribute to annual giving, auctions or gala fundraisers and numerous other events throughout the year. Tuition typically rises about 4 percent per year, depending on the school.

 

Still, we think the cost is worth every penny. The quality of education at L.A. private schools is generally superb.  Excellent teachers, fully integrated and staffed technology programs, low student/teacher ratio, tight security, gardens bright, large classrooms and state-of-the-art facilities are just a few of the resources you’re paying for. Your kid’s opportunity to build life-long friends and colleagues who may become future movers and shakers is also a priceless benefit that is built into the hefty price tag. 

 

Elementary Schools: 

Brawerman Elementary of Wilshire Blvd. Temple: $24,000 (non Temple members) $21,500 (Temple members)

Buckley: $28,846 (most expensive)

Brentwood: $28,250

Campbell Hall: $25,990

Carlthorp: $21,864

Center For Early Education: $24,435

Crossroads: $26,600

Curtis: $23,950

John Thomas Dye: $24,650

Laurence: $23,000

Mirman: $23,950

Oakwood: $27,370

PS#1:  $23,950

Pilgrim: $12,360

Stephen S. Wise: $22,080

St. Paul The Apostle: $11,000

Temple Israel of Hollywood: $16,705 (not including Temple membership)

Viewpoint: $26,515

Westland: $19,020

Westside Waldorf: $18,768

Wildwood: $25,985

Willows: $24,800

  

Secondary Schools:

Archer: $30,925

Brentwood: $32,950 (most expensive)

Buckley: $32,475

Campbell Hall: $30,990

Crossroads: $31,900

Harvard-Westlake: $31,350

Loyola Boys School: $15,240

Marlborough: $32,485

Mirman: $26,250

Oakwood: $32,050

Pilgrim: $14,340

Wildwood: $32,425

Viewpoint: $31,205

Windward: $31,648

 

* Source: Individual School Websites

** Private school tuition rises about 4 percent annually

Here’s Part 2 of Tuition List

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